linux kernel 4.9.6 startup on skylake "Blocked a compatibility format interrupt request"

From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Date: Tue Feb 21 2017 - 00:20:53 EST

hi just a heads-up on trying out debian's 4.9 kernel on an awesomely
powerful recent laptop, it's unable to run /sbin/init. full report is

screenshot is here:

this error appears to be quite common, including this:

but that was during startup of xorg - this is /sbin/init (from inside
debian's initramdisk)

just an fyi although advice which helps to track this down much appreciated,


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